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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Orange County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Hillsborough, NC. It has 7,627 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
200 E King St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone
(919) 732-8126
Website

Orange County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
296 responses
Average ACT
26
166 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,627
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,151
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$77,923,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,477/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Orange County Schools Reviews

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I am currently a junior at Orange High school in Hillsborough, NC. I have attended school in Orange county since kindergarten. My experience with school has been a wild one. No matter what school I was enrolled in in the county I always left the school knowing I had people who cared about me and who wanted me to succeed. The teachers in Orange Count are amazing l, especially in the science and math department. The OCS staff are always trying their best to interact with their students and be engaged with them beyond the classroom . Orange County also exposes their students to several advanced opportunities to prepare them for the college process such as Middle College, CCP, and AP classes.
If I could change one thing about Orange County schools is, I would want the county to put more money in providing supplies for their teachers , raising their pay, and school improvement programs.
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I went to Orange High School & graduated in 2012. I am now going to one of the top art colleges in the country in L.A., CA and excel in the writing programs here, unlike many of my peers here. I know this is largely because of my teachers from OHS who were patient with my learning disability and accommodating and took the time to help me succeed. At OHS, I had a high school experience that did NOT include the classic cliches of high school social experience. I am within an ethnic minority group in the U.S. and experienced acceptance and tolerance from nearly everyone in the school, and to me, that is a great thing to experience in the south. I know that the administration of this school has changed hands and that there are many new teachers, but my experience was one of nearly all of the teachers investing in their students and ethnic and cultural tolerance, acceptance, and diversity that stood out in a rural southern small town.
Orange County Schools are not that invested in extra curricular activities. Some of the schools are very weathered down while some schools are getting brand new televisions or appliances that are not strictly needed. They always try to make us "safe" and always "care" for us, but they are not really doing anything different than before. We also need to stop the discrimination going around. I also think the coaching staff have their favorites and it is not fair to anyone.